The National Merit® Scholarship Program recently named 48 semifinalists from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) in its 2014 competition. IMSA semifinalists represent 30 different communities throughout Illinois. Approximately 24 percent of IMSA’s senior class were recognized as semifinalists, in comparison to less than one percent of the average school to enter the nationwide competition.
16,000 semifinalists out of the 1.5 million students who competed throughout the nation will now try to advance to the finalist level of the competition by submitting a detailed scholarship application. About 90 percent of the semifinalists will attain finalist standing, and approximately 8,000 of these finalists will receive National Merit Scholarships for undergraduate study totaling $35 million. Merit Scholars will be announced in the spring of 2014.
IMSA President Catherine C. Veal commended the achievements of these 48 students and semifinalists throughout the state. " We congratulate these high-achieving IMSA students and thank their families, as well as the faculty and staff of IMSA and their home schools, for nurturing their growth as scholars and leaders. We are proud of all Illinois semifinalists and wish them well for scholarship awards and future academic opportunities."
IMSA's Semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit® Scholarship Program
|Last Name||First Name||Hometown|
|Rosenthal||Daniel||Fox River Grove|